Uncle Beazley on Mall

ID: 76-13824-31A or 76-13824.31A

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1976

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder: 23

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Summary

Six children play on the sculpture "Uncle Beazley," the 25 foot long replica of a triceratops, placed on the Mall in front of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Uncle Beazley first appeared in the children's book "The Enormous Egg" by Oliver Buttersworth.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

At the opening of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum on September 15, 1967, Uncle Beazley was placed in the parking lot adjoining the Carver Theater, the site of the first Anacostia Museum, now known as the Anacostia Community Museum. Uncle Beazley was later moved to the Mall in front of the National Museum of Natural History and then in 1994 to the Rhino Yard near the Elephant House at the National Zoological Park.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder: 23

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1976

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Dinosaurs
  • Sculpture
  • Uncle Beazley
  • Triceratops
  • Children

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

76-13824-31A or 76-13824.31A

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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